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Name: Marsha Mason                                                                       
Born: 3 April 1942 St. Louis, Missouri, United States                                     
Marsha Mason (born April 3, 1942) is a Golden Globe Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated
American actress and television director.                                                 
Mason was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Edward Marion Mason, Jr., and his wife         
Catharine Kentwood-Mason. She has a younger sister, Linda (b. 1943). She grew up         
on Elmont Lane in Crestwood, MO. Mason is a graduate of Nerinx Hall High School           
and Webster College, both in Webster Groves, MO.                                         
She was married to playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, and starred in                 
several movies based on his writings, including The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two,           
Only When I Laugh, The Cheap Detective, and Max Dugan Returns. Chapter Two (1979)         
was based on her relationship with Simon up to their marriage. They divorced in           
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Cinderella Liberty,         
The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, and Only When I Laugh. She has received a star on         
the St. Louis Walk of Fame. In 1987, she directed the television film Little             
Miss Perfect.                                                                             
In 2001, she opened a herbal medicine shop, selling products from the garden of           
her home in Abiquiu, New Mexico.